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shiny

Earlier today I was having a conversation with one of my very best friends.  She was recently on an airplane, and apparently the woman behind her was a little bit disturbed. Some gentleman accidentally sat in her seat, and she

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leaving

I was having a conversation last night with a gentlemen for whom I have a great deal of respect.  He mentioned that I haven’t posted in a while, which of course is true.  I said some self-deprecating things and made

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now

For my team: It’s time. It’s time to start. It’s time to start believing. It’s time to start believing, and acting in that belief. It’s time to start believing, and acting in that belief that you are different. That your

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frustration

Late last spring, our competitive Poomsae team had a guest coach come in and work with us for the weekend.  Poomsae is part of Taekwondo, where athletes perform a set pattern of movements (traditionally known as “forms”).  Our guest coach,

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weed 2

Of course, not all weeds are the same.  Some are easy to get rid of, some have long roots, some propagate voraciously, and some don’t.  Some weeds are quite beautiful, and some are ugly. The same can be said for

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Happy All the Time

I came across an article this morning, “4 Rituals to Keep You Happy All the Time.”  I was immediately prejudiced against the article, because of its title.  I thought that it would be yet another attempt at the media trying

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greater than

All of us have some sort of baggage in our lives, some sort of story that we are probably mostly ashamed of.  Even though it doesn’t define us as a whole, we reluctantly own it as being part of our inner

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Fear

What is it about us that at times we can only see gloom and doom? What makes us such fragile creatures at times that we can see nothing but what we have lost or what we could potentially lose? Neurochemicals

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Fail!

  I had a professor in undergraduate school who told us that his goal for his students was to have them “fail at increasingly higher levels.” What he meant was that we were to set goals for ourselves that, while

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